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Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals (other)

Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals (other)

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Also known as Ephemeral Artist, Leadlighter, Multimedia Artist, New Media Artist, Textile Artist.

This occupation group covers Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals not elsewhere classified. This occupation group requires high levels of creative talent or personal commitment and interest as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications or experience.


Tasks Include:


  • conceiving and developing ideas, designs and styles for paintings, drawings, pottery pieces and sculptures
  • arranging objects, positioning models, and selecting landscapes and other visual forms according to chosen subject matter
  • selecting artistic media, method and materials
  • applying media to surfaces using appropriate techniques
  • moulding clay into functional and artistic articles by wheel-throwing, moulding and hand-building
  • mixing glazing materials and applying glazes to dried pottery by dipping and painting
  • placing finished and decorated pieces in kilns
  • sketching designs of proposed sculptures, and making wax and plaster models
  • devising forms from metal using welding and metalworking equipment, and from stone using masonry tools
Job prospects for Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals in Victoria

Occupations in the Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals group include Painter (Visual Arts), Potter or Ceramic Artist, Sculptor and Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals (other).

Employment prospects
There are currently 2,900 Visual Arts and Crafts Professionals in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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